Ecclestone unsure FIA to appeal crashgate

Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore

Jan.15 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has this week indicated that the FIA’s decision to appeal the crashgate ruling is not yet final.

Paris’ Tribunal de Grande Instance last week overturned the bans imposed on Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, and on Monday F1’s governing body indicated it would file an appeal.

However, the actual wording of the FIA’s media statement said that “an appeal would be prepared”, and that “an appeal is merited”.

“They have the right to do it (appeal), but I don’t know if they will,” F1 chief executive Ecclestone told the German news agency SID at the Madonna di Campiglio winter media event.